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Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business.

Falls prevention highlighted in April

NEWS: 7 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Healthcare providers around New Zealand are raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention during the month-long April Falls promotion.

All DHBs have now have quality of care accounts

NEWS: 26 Mar 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the publication of DHB Quality Accounts, saying they are another tool to ensure New Zealanders get the best and safest health care possible.

ARRC mini-collaborative


Wellington-based collaborative to assist age-related residential care (ARRC) facilities learn about quality improvement.

Vitamin D keeps elderly on their feet

NEWS: 26 Sep 2013, Falls

An article from the Manawatu Standard about a Feilding rest home, which has seen outstanding results after taking part in a vitamin D supplement programme to reduce falls by elderly residents.

20 August is “D-Day” for Vitamin D

NEWS: 15 Aug 2013, Falls

Tairawhiti District Health is promoting the benefits of Vitamin D for the elderly this month, calling 20 August “decision day” and asking older people to talk to their family doctors about Vitamin D supplements.

Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs

NEWS: 8 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew says MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB’s) vitamin D project is a good example of how a simple intervention can improve lives and save health dollars.

Upcoming falls initiatives

NEWS: 1 Aug 2013, Falls

There are a number of initiatives aimed at reducing harm from falls in care settings that you will soon get more information about through Open for better care.